August 14 - August 20, 2017
August 14 – August 20, 2017 Reading
by China Brooks using the Energizing with Spirit Oracle Cards ©
The Theme is LISTEN
Choose a color: Blue, Pink, Yellow, Turquoise, Brown
Listening is a rare happening among human beings. You cannot listen to the word another is speaking if you are preoccupied with your appearance or impressing the other, or if you are trying to decide what you are going to say when the other stops talking, or if you are debating about whether the word being spoken is true or relevant or agreeable. Such matters may have their place, but only after listening to the word as the word is being uttered. Listening, in other words, is a primitive act of love, in which a person gives themselves to another's word, making self accessible and vulnerable to that word.” - William Stringfellow
If you chose Blue: Calming (meditating, resting, relaxing, deep breathing) you can meditate, breathe deeply, or practice doing absolutely nothing (turn off all electronics, no reading, - simply sit there and breathe). Relax, rest – be present now.
If you chose Pink: Giving (appreciating, self love, forgiving) then this week – listen to yourself. When you listen to yourself, it's much easier for you to genuinely listen to others. That which you give to yourself, you are able to give to (and share with) others. Listen to your heart and what your heart wants. Listen to yourself with your heart.
If you chose Yellow: Reasoning (reading, writing, brainstorming, researching, reviewing) – there are proabably goals, desires, and preferences that you have – certain things that you would like to achieve in your life; ways that you would like to be. I am sure you have written about this. When you are really listening to yourself and you are writing out these things, what are the things you keep writing about over and over that remain constant? Pay attention to these things and listen to yourself. Utilize writing to write a paragraph or a page and read it to yourself every morning and evening.
If you chose Turquoise: Communicating (speaking, affirming) improve your listening skills by listening to others with your entire body/being with no thought of what you are going to say next. Keep in mind that everyone learns and listens in different ways (touch, verbal, etc). Each person has a love language (quality time, physical touch, acts of service, gifts, words of affirmation) which is their preferred way to be communicated with and shown love.
If you chose Brown: Grounding (nature) you can put your feet in the dirt for 30 minutes a day. Go out into nature, sit still, and listen.